Be Great People

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim

My brother sent this to me today. BarakAllahu fih. really puts things into perspective.

Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3a - Part 3b

God is the Light of the heavens and the earth;
the likeness of His Light is as a niche wherein is a lamp
the lamp in a glass, the glass as it were a glittering star
kindled from a Blessed Tree
an olive that is neither of the East nor of the West
whose oil is well-nigh luminous, though fire scarce touched it;

Light upon Light!

God guides to His Light whom He will.
And God speaks to mankind in symbols
for God is knower of all things.

Quran - Chapter 24, Verse 35

1 comment:

Yusuf said...

Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullah

SubhanAllah. This really does put everything into perspective. This is one my favorire lecture of Shaikh Hamza Yusuf (May Allah protect him). Everytime I hear this lecture it makes me think how much we take this beautiful deen for granted. May Allah strengthen our imaan.

"Do you think that you will enter the Paradise without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you? They encountered suffering and adversity and were so shaken in spirit that even the Apostle and those of faith who were with him cried: 'When (will come) the help of God?' Ah! Verily the help of God is (always) near!" [2:214]



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--Prophet Muhammad [peace be upon him]